Thanks for the responses guys. I am aware of the limitations of these cars in the stock form, and I do plan on changing almost all the running gear. I am mostly interested in the aesthetics of these cars and not their dynamics.
My plans are to make one of these cars into a viable daily driver with the following modifications:
- Modern FI drivetrain
- Modern suspension
- Modern brakes
- Modern HVAC
- Custom interior
- Chassis strengthening (stitch welding + partial rollcage)
This would be a budget build, so all these parts would be gathered from junkyards and non-ops from craigslist, or the majority from a running car (like my p71 crown vic).